May 16, 2013
Newspaper Editor Publishes First Book For Small Businesses, Donates Profits To Honor Flight to Take WWII Vets to Memorial In D.C.
Author Donates Book Profits To Send WWII Vets To Memorial in D.C.
In Honor of Armed Forces Day, a local small business owner and newly published author of her first book, Open For Business, Now What? A small business guide to what to do after the OPEN sign goes up, has pledged all proceeds of her book to support Honor Flight of West Central Florida and its efforts to get WWII Veterans to their memorial in D.C.. Osprey Observer Newspapers Managing Editor Marie Gilmore has learned the business of being in business from the ground up. Starting as a one-page photocopied newsletter in January of 2002 and now publishing five local, growing newspapers with more than 200 pages per month, she is fully aware of the trials, tribulations and mistakes that small business owners make.
In this, her first published book, Gilmore shares simple, yet necessary advice for small business owners on the next steps needed after the Open For Business sign goes up. From professionalism in small business to how to get Facebook friends, she shares simple tips and tricks to get every business owner inspired to succeed in business.
“Writing a book was an item on my bucket list,” describes Gilmore, a Lithia resident and mother of two. “I want to share some of my tips and tricks with other small business owners and putting it down on paper and sharing it in a book form was the best way to share the information.”
In addition to selling the book online at Amazon.com for $9.99, the user-friendly 80-page book, Gilmore will offer a $0.99 download of Kindle version of the book on her website www.openforbusinessnowwhat.com for business owners. “I wrote the book to share my knowledge of small business and I would be proud of any business owner who will download it and take a few minutes and read it.”
In addition, from the sales of all printed books on Amazon.com or through the website, 100 percent of the profits will be donated to Honor Flight of West Central Florida, an organization whose sole mission is to fly World War II Veterans to Washington D.C. to see their memorial for free.
“I have been a guardian on these flights and the Veterans are our living histories, I will fly again and again until we finish this important mission and every little bit counts so I am honored to be able to help.”
Gilmore is the author of this book that is planned as the first book in the Open For Business! Now What? series.
For more information, contact Gilmore at 813-657-2418 or visit www.openforbusinessnowwhat.com.
About the Author: For Marie, journalism has been a lifelong passion. She graduated with honors, in 1996, with a communications degree from the journalism program at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta. Working at the Calgary Sun daily newspaper was an excellent prerequisite for her 1996 move to Tampa, FL, where she accepted the Assistant Editor position at the Advisor Magazine. Marie then worked as a features correspondent for the Tampa Tribune and accepted a position at the New Tampa Neighborhood News. In a few short years, she advanced from assistant editor to assignment editor and finally managing editor. In 2001, she moved to FishHawk Ranch and launched the Osprey Observer Community Newspaper in January 2002. The Osprey Observer grew from a 750-home hand-delivered newsletter to four monthly editions direct-mailed to more than 80,000 homes per month. In 2008, the Osprey Observer purchased the 12-year-old Christian Voice Monthly newspaper and doubled the circulation of the newspaper to 450 churches and businesses in South East Hillsborough County.Marie enjoys getting to know people and sharing her experiences and knowledge of being in business and is happy to speak and share her knowledge with groups, organizations and individuals.
Short Description of Book: Open For Business, Now What?
The must-have manual for new and existing small business owners.
The hardest part of opening a small business is actually getting the door open! By this point you have already experienced the start-up complexities, and you are likely overwhelmed with details, paperwork and to-do lists. Through all the hustle and bustle, the excitement is still there; you are in business, entirely dependent upon yourself for your own success. But do not fear; you are not alone! You are part of the newest generation of financial independents. Welcome, my friend, it’s an exciting road ahead! Through the short, to-the-point chapters of this book, learn how to not just work your business, but market your business and start to reap the success of your business!